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    DIY Calendar Design for January 2018

    December 14, 2017

    With 2018 just around the corner, I decided to create my own DIY calendar design for the new year. I have been waiting nearly all year for this project! The idea came to me in the summer, when it was too late in the year to start. So I knew that I had to make…

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    DIY Watercolor Wood-Slice Coasters

    December 6, 2017

      Today I’m sharing how to make some easy & colorful watercolor wood-slice coasters! These wood slices have been kicking around my supplies since my brother’s wedding, and I finally had an idea for them! We just moved house, and I realized we didn’t have any coasters for our living room. Suddenly I knew what…

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  • Carve Your Own Stamps

    February 23, 2017

    If you follow me over on Pinterest, you’ll see that I have a slight love affair with stamps. I love the idea and making your very own carved stamps. I used some store bought ones, but my hand carved stamps are quickly becoming my favourites to use. Especially in my art journal pages. I started…

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  • Ways to Use Foil Printing in Art Journaling

    February 13, 2017

    If you’re on Instagram or Pinterest and follow any hand lettering/calligraphy accounts, then you know that foiling is all the rage right now. It looks SO satisfying doesn’t it? I’m not much of a calligraphy buff, but once I saw this stuff I immediately wanted to use it in my art journaling pages.  Just after Christmas…

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  • 3 Easy Watercolor Valentine Cards

    January 19, 2017

     Read below to find out how to make these super easy and fun watercolor Valentine’s Cards! In my opinon, every holiday is a great excuse to make something handmade for literally anyone. Your mom, your spouse, your kid’s teacher, the mailman – anyone! Giving something handmad makes the recepient feel extra special because it means…

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  • DIY Handmade Artsy Christmas Cards

    December 15, 2016

    Okay, after putting it off for a few weeks, I have finally finished my Christmas cards and sent them out! This year we didn’t do any formal family photos, but it was also my daughter’s first year of preschool so she had school pictures done. And with just our luck, I happened to be volunteering…

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  • DIY Artsy Christmas Envelopes

    December 7, 2016

    It’s the season for sending out Christmas cards to everyone on your list to wish them Happy Holidays and provide your annual photo of the kids. I probably should be actually sending out my Christmas cards instead of sharing all these fun envelope art ideas, but I like to live on the edge!  Here are…

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  • DIY Black & Gold Watercolour Ornament Cards

    November 14, 2016

    In this post, I’ll show you how to make these super easy black & gold watercolor ornament cards for everyone on your Christmas list. They take no time at all, and the metallic gold watercolor paint really adds a special touch to them. Since Christmas is just a mere 6 weeks away, I figured it…

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  • Create Bleached Paper for Art Journaling

    June 10, 2016

    I love finding new ways to create interesting papers to include in my art journaling pages. It seems like I’m forever ripping, printing, cutting, painting on various papers to figure out something new. My collection of paper ephemera is large and out of control, yet I’m always adding to it. It must be the same…

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  • DIY: Upholster Your Box Spring

    June 3, 2013

    I saw the idea of upholstering our box spring about a year ago on Pinterest. I pinned it, then about 6 months ago I finally purchased fabric to do it. The way our bed frame is, you can see about 5″ of the box spring. Of course, ours was that typical beige mattress fabric that…

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